Fox Sports 1 Set for Launch Saturday

All the fine details are being put in place for the launch Saturday at 6:00a.m. ET of Fox Sports 1.

Fox announced today this it has secured carriage agreements with every major U.S. video provider, making Saturday’s launch one of the largest ever.  Deals with Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, and Dish Network were secured yesterday.

“We are thrilled that virtually all pay-television customers across America will have access to FOX Sports 1,” said Mike Hopkins, President, Distribution, Fox Networks.  “This network launch is a major milestone for Fox and will alter the sports television landscape.  We are grateful to our distribution partners for making this all possible.”

Fox also listed its full first day schedule (all times ET; L denotes Live):

Time                                       Event/Program

6:00-7:00 AM                        FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF
7:00-7:30 AM                        FANTASTIC FINISHES
7:30-8:00 AM                        FANTASTIC FINISHES
8:00-8:30 AM                        NASCAR LIVE (L)
8:30-9:30 AM                        NASCAR SPRINT CUP PRACTICE (L)
9:30-11:00 AM                     NCWTS QUALIFYING (L)
12:00-12:30 PM                   NCWTS SETUP (L)
12:30-2:30 PM                     NCWTS RACING (L)
2:30-3:00 PM                        FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1: STRAHAN-BRADY
3:00-3:30 PM                        FANTASTIC FINISHES
3:30-4:30 PM                        FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF
4:30-5:00 PM                        UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER
5:00-6:00 PM                        UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT: SHOGUN VS. SONNEN (L)
6:00-8:00 PM                        UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS: SHOGUN VS. SONNEN (L)
8:00-11:00 PM                     UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SHOGUN VS. SONNEN (L)
11:00 PM-2:00 AM              FOX SPORTS LIVE (L)

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